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Lust [Elfriede Jelinek, Michael Hulse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In a quaint Austrian ski resort, things are not quite what they seem. Book Review: Lust by Elfriede Jelinek. Do not be fooled by the title. Lust is not a summer beach read. In fact, I’m not sure how I would classify it. Elfriede Jelinek was born in Austria in and grew up in Vienna where she attended the famous Music Conservatory. The leading Austrian.

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Apr 09, Troy rated it liked it Shelves: The father as head of a local paper processing plant is “the man” of the village.

Want to Read saving…. Preview — Lust by Elfriede Jelinek. Jelinei which ample need impels all of us to consider. Uno de los momentos ascendentes de elfried novela, en que tal vez exista una salida positiva, es cuando Gerti se encuentra con ese otro hombre, el estudiante Michael. The sensitive man who feels somehow affronted as well is considered also in less than a good light as we are all complicit of these same behaviors and thoughts no matter how hard we impress ourselves and others in our attempts to deny them.

A weaker mind of lesser character could never delight in these scribblings patterned in short paragraphs of hers that never fail to elfriedde a reader to go on and hear what else she might have to say about these people we all should know and be dreadfully aware of. Yes, I am married to a woman I have sex with, but never a day passes in which I am not grateful for her and what she does for me.

Oh, what a difficult read, elfridde like a poem for the most part, set in paragraphs. Her courageous honesty is so absurd to be somewhat funny and profanely enjoyable to read. This article about a s novel is a stub. Dlfriede feel as if I should bathe my soul in bleach, though. My main criticism dealt with the scope of the book. It was e,friede mind-numbing, dull and erratic attempts at metaphors, analogies a This won the Nobel Prize?


Clearly I am no longer of the patriarchal and consumer-driven society I have been born into, and I have done my utmost to insure against my falling back into what I so laboriously rid myself of further jelineo.

Both a lusr of the myth of romantic love and an angry defence of women’s sexuality, Lust is pornography for pessimists. It is hard to imagine a work like this becoming popular. View all 3 comments. Taken to drink, Gerti wanders into a nearby ski resort, where she has a brute encounter with Michael, a self-centered student and hopeful politician. So Gerti degrades herself even more. En cambio, en Jelinek se entiende a la violencia sexual a la que es sometida la protagonista bajo una lupa marxista: Harsh and well written.

Later, she returns to find Michael skiing. I wasn’t too sure that I’d want to read about sexual violence rape in marriage anyway.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Jelinek stated that she set out to write an “erotic, indeed pornographic, novel from a woman’s point of view,” but found it impossible because the “brutalized language used to describe sex was a purely male language of exploitation. For succor jekinek began an affair with another man.

Lust by Elfriede Jelinek

Igaks juhuks siiski mainin, et kui teist keegi on pervokirjanduse tulihingeline austaja, siis see on igatahes teie maiuspala. You are wading into a dangerous water, you might end up despising everything in life and everybody in the world! And to come home from work with a suitable industrial disease.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. One word of caution, this is not a book for weak hearts. Page Due to passages such as these I totally lost focus on the story. The permanent stream of consciousnes is amazingly funny and associative. Age is not kind, elfriedr life simply wears one out. She is a receptacle into which Hermann pours his juices, nastily, briefly, brutally. Paperbackpages. Gerti wanders into a nearby skiing resort in her evening gown and slippers Nobody does it better than Elfriede Jelinek, when it comes to writing about the filthy side of human beings, not just any dark side, real filthy side!


Nobody does it better than Elfriede Jelinek, lusr it comes to writing about the filthy side of human beings, not just any dark side, real filthy side!

I think Jelinek is the only person who understands it completely and perfectly. Nov 22, Sebadiaz rated it really liked it.

View all 4 comments. Jul 03, Pam C rated it really liked it. Retrieved from ” https: I think I’ll hold onto this.

Hermann, the manager of a paper elfrifde, has decided that sexual gratification begins at home. She wants the young man Michael and not the rest of what comes with him.

Lists with This Book. I thought this a bit odd and out of synch with the book. Women Writers in German-Speaking Countries. Gerti is not asked how she feels about the use Hermann puts her to. There are only so many euphemisms for dick and forced sex that a person can reasonably handle, and it gets repetitive and exhausting after a while. Even though Michael Hulse did a wonderful job in translating this complex prose, somehow you don’t get to sufficiently experience the “musical flow of voices and counter-voices” for which Elfride Jelinek is known for.

And ultimately a god is blamed or held responsible for this creation.